NEWS 2021


Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 7 p.m. CST
for Wind Ensemble
Memorial High School Warrior Band (Frisco, Texas)
Jason Nitsch, director

Radio Broadcast:

January 27 and 31, 2021
Dos Danzas
for Concert Band
In Performance at A-State on 91.9 FM KASU; Ed Owen, host
Wednesday 9 p.m. and Sundays at 6 a.m. CST
Arkansas State University Wind Ensemble
Timothy Oliver, conductor

Spring semester 2021 - Sabbatical!
The Linfield Composers Studio will be launching the
Lacroute Composer Readings and Chamber Music Masterclass Program this semester after a two-semester COVID delay. The Department of Music will be collaborating with soprano Arwen Myers and pianist Susan McDaniel on a series of masterclasses, classroom visits, a virtual recital featuring works in support of the TAM (Theatre, Art, and Music Departments) theme, "Marginalized Voices" on April 2, 2021.The student composers will be writing art songs for Myers and McDaniel.

News 2020

2020, what a weird year! Many events were cancelled, but a lot of creativity went into presenting concerts in new ways. Here are a few of my own humble contributions:

Smoulder for Wind Ensemble (2019)
Finalist, 2020 National Band Association
William D. Revelli Composition Contest

"Drift" CD No. 34 from the SCI Composers' CD Series
Available for
Purchase November 20, 2020
Wild Silk

Jeffrey Heisler, baritone saxophone
Isabelle Huang, percussion
I-Chen Yeh, piano

Premiere Performance: Wings to Air for Flute (2013)
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 8 p.m. (PT)
Live Stream
from the San Francisco
Center for New Music ($)

The Pied Piper of Harlem (1980)
On All Sides (2020) *
Dolce, Purete (2014)
The people could fly (2020)
Wings to Air (2013)*
* world premiere

Meerenai Shim, flute

Performance of From Cycles of Eternity for Treble Voices (2017)
Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 7 p.m. (PT)
free access on YouTube
A video pairing of the
Cycles of Eternity recording
with artwork by
Rita Robillard
Details to follow (
season brochure)

In Mulieribus
Anna Song, director
3. Arwen Myers, soprano

Online Premiere of three songs from the in-progress chamber opera
Triptych: Three Disasters for Two Sopranos, Baritone, Piano, Fixed Media (2020)
Patrick Wohlmut, libretto; Andrea Reinkemeyer, music

Rhymes with Opera

Performance: Wrought Iron for Flute and Percussion (2012)

Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. (program)
Music by Women Festival (link)
Mississippi University for Women

Rebecca Johnson, flute
Danielle Moreau, percussion

Performance: Four Poems for Robin for Soprano and Viola (1999)

Monday, March 2, 2020 - 7:30 p.m.
"La viola" (streaming)
State University of New York, Potsdam (press release)

PROGRAM (link):
CLARKE: Prelude, Allegro, and Pastorale for B-flat Clarinet and Viola (1941)
LARSEN: In Such a Night for Two Violas and CD (2010)
REINKEMEYER: Four Poems for Robin for Soprano and Viola (1999)
TANN: Duo for Oboe and Viola (1981)
CLARKE: Dumka for Violin, Viola, and Piano (c. 1940)

Colleen Skull, soprano
Shelly Tramposh, viola

Performance: Dos Danzas for Concert Band (2010)

Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 2 p.m. (2 dances on 2/20/2020 at 2!)
2020 Southwestern Division CBDNA Conference (link)
College Band Directors National Association
University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)


Aaron David PERKINS, Clutch
Jodie BLACKSHAW, Soulström
Andrea REINKEMEYER, Dos Danzas
Derek JENKINS, Rock Bottom
Ron NELSON, Epiphanies (Fanfares and Chorales)

Arkansas State University Wind Ensemble
Timothy Oliver, conductor

Premiere Performance: Smoulder for Wind Ensemble (2019)

Friday, January 17, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. (free*)
PREMIERE at Oregon Music Educators' Association Conference (Schedule)
Soreng Theater, Hult Center for the Performing Arts (Eugene)

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. (free)
OMEA Preview Concert
George Fox University

Sherwood High School Wind Ensemble
Brant Stai, conductor